Here I am in your face on the day of my cousin Jacob's bar mitzvah:



Dad is thrilled that Mom is in training to be an airline pilot.
I, on the other hand, have (pardon the pun) my reservations:




Santa surreptitiously sent one of his scouts to see whether I've been naughty or nice:




Please don't tell Mom I've found a new use for my hobby horse -
she'd be worried sick:




Please, I implore you - listen to this disc:




My peers will tell you that the 'neat look' is not really in vogue:




Fascinating how flannel and a pair of mirror shades can make one appear delinquent:




Here I am betwixt the Washington Monument and the White House contemplating our
Founding Fathers' vision of separation of powers:




Somehow I was completely unaware
at the time this photo was being taken that
just behind me a bobcat was mere milliseconds from capturing a pheasant
:




Some think my folks are irresponsible for letting me hang out on the streets:





I'm hoping to earn money for college by selling beverages to neighbors and passersby:




Dad took us to a nearby home that was wildly festooned for the winter holidays:




See if you can pick out me and Mom amidst all the lights:




Hey, as anyone seen Nick?




Here I am!




I had to attend some fancy formal affair, hence the top hat:




I love when our local botanical garden invites the public to check out its Christmas
light displays - if only Mom would let me go explore:




Mom had no idea at the time this photo was taken that I was
about to swallow some tiny light bulbs that were still plugged in:




I like to do yoga when out running errands with Dad -
this position is more commonly known as "bored sleeping toddler":




I can sleep anywhere, man:




I'm pretty restless when it comes to eyewear, endlessly seeking the next new look:





Mom did a great job with the Christmas tree this year:





It doesn't make any sense that I would be running away from the tree and all the presents lying underneath it - there really is no rational explanation:




Most people do not know that the National Zoo has a professional football team:




Dad took me to that famous horseshoe bend in Altoona so we could watch the trains:




Looking back on everything that's happened this year - it all seems a big blur:




Always remember - just take life one step at a time: